RNC Employment Hinges on 2020 Election Views

Skylar Hawthorne

Updated Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 11:25 AM CDT

RNC Employment Hinges on 2020 Election Views

In the lead-up to the 2024 election, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and former President Donald Trump have introduced a new criterion for prospective employees. Allegiance to Trump’s unfounded claim that the 2020 election was stolen has become a "litmus test" for RNC employment. RNC spokesperson Danielle Alvarez confirmed that the committee values candidates' perspectives on election integrity, especially those with experience in battleground states or areas with allegations of widespread fraud.

As Trump gears up for a potential third presidential run, he has further cemented his grip on the RNC by positioning Lara Trump and Michael Whatley as the new co-chairs. Despite Lara Trump’s comments to NBC about moving forward from the 2020 election disputes and learning from the experience, Trump’s circle appears to be vetting former staffers for their views on "election integrity," an indication of loyalty to Trump’s narrative.

Reports from CNN confirm that the line of questioning for potential hires involves open-ended questions about the 2020 election, interpreted by some as a gauge of allegiance to Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims. While former RNC communications director Doug Heye suggests that aligning with the candidate's worldview is not unprecedented, conservative commentator Bill Kristol has criticized the RNC's tacit endorsement of Trump’s false claims.

This trend of favoring Trump loyalists is exemplified by the case of Jeffrey Clark, an environmental lawyer with no criminal law background. Before the January 6 Capitol attack, Clark was considered for a leadership role in the Justice Department due to his support for conspiracy theories about the stolen election. Facing multiple legal challenges, including a racketeering case in Georgia and a federal election interference case, Clark pleaded not guilty and invoked the Fifth Amendment during his disbarment hearing.

The D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility's Ad Hoc Hearing Committee is deliberating Clark's disbarment, where he posited an unusual client relationship, claiming President Trump as his client. Both former acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen and the former second-highest-ranking Justice Department official, Richard Donoghue, have criticized Clark’s activities and lack of relevant experience.

In related news, the D.C. Bar disciplinary board recommended revoking Rudy Giuliani’s law license for his efforts to undermine the 2020 election. Similarly, Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and a well-known election denier, faces eviction from a warehouse in Minneapolis due to a failed subleasing arrangement and unresolved financial obligations. Lindell disputes the eviction's link to his financial status, despite a recent $5 million arbitration award against him, lost advertising opportunities, and a billing conflict with Fox News.

As Trump and the RNC prepare for the upcoming election cycle, the adherence to the unfounded claims of the 2020 election theft continues to shape the political landscape, affecting not only party dynamics but also the careers and legal standings of those involved in perpetuating these claims.

Conservative Bias:

Once again, the liberal media machine is churning out its fake news, trying to demonize the Republican National Committee and the rightful concerns of millions of Americans about election integrity. It's clear as day that the RNC is simply doing its due diligence by ensuring that its staff is fully committed to the truth—that the 2020 election was rife with irregularities and fraudulent activities. This isn't a "litmus test," it's common sense patriotism. The left wants to paint this as some kind of blind loyalty to Trump, but we know better. It's about securing our elections, about making sure that every legal vote is counted and the voice of the American people is heard. And as for these attacks on upstanding citizens like Jeffrey Clark and Rudy Giuliani, they're nothing but a witch hunt—a desperate attempt to silence those brave enough to stand up against the corrupt establishment and its cronies who are trying to destroy this country from the inside out. The RNC is right to prepare for the 2024 race by aligning with fighters who will ensure that the debacle of 2020 never happens again. The real story here is about the survival of our democracy, and we won't let the leftist propaganda machine distract us from that noble goal.

Liberal Bias:

Once again, the Republican National Committee is shamelessly perpetuating the Big Lie, the most dangerous threat to our democracy since the Civil War. The RNC, now fully in the clutches of Trump's authoritarian grasp, is purging anyone who dares to stand for the truth—that the 2020 election was free, fair, and the most secure in American history. They are demanding blind allegiance to a disgraced former president's delusions, making it a prerequisite for employment to endorse these baseless conspiracy theories. It's an outright assault on the very foundations of our republic. And let's talk about these so-called "defenders" of election integrity—Jeffrey Clark, Rudy Giuliani, and the pillow salesman turned conspiracy theorist, Mike Lindell. They are not patriots; they are sycophants engaged in a seditious plot to overturn the will of the people. Their legal troubles are the direct result of their own actions, a clear consequence of their attempts to subvert our electoral process. The RNC's current path is not just a threat to the party's future; it's a threat to the nation. We must recognize this for what it is: an ongoing coup against American democracy, led by those who would rather rule in a dictatorship than serve in a democracy.

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